Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Whys of Cleaning

We started a new book called 
by Sarah Mae
So far we really like it.
We see that some chores listed won't take us that long to complete, and others will take waaaaay more time!  Like organizing and cleaning out all the kitchen cabinets... that's gonna take us awhile, but our fridge has such a high turn over rate that it didn't take long to clean it!  Because of that we have modified it a little so we can keep a good pace and spend our time where it is best.

Day 1 you don't even clean the house! :)

You see, it is about cleaning everything! Mind, and spirit cleaning are also on the "to do list" so Day 1 focuses on our motivation for cleaning.

With that in mind, your 1st task, the "Mary task," is to write out a mission statement and make it pretty so you can put it up. 
Ours is:
"We clean to build a comfortable environment for: my husband to relax; my children to learn and play; myself to think clearly; and guests to feel welcome."

We included verses.

Titus 2:4-5
"Train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, 
so that no one will malign the word of God.”


Romans 12:1-14
"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.  
Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.” 

Here is what it looks like on our wall: